Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Technician

  • Credits: 60
  • Degree Type: AAS
  • Campus: Thief River Falls

Program Overview

The sUAS A.A.S. will concentrate on the maintenance, repair and operation of the components of small unmanned aircraft systems to include: motor controls, sensor technologies, small electronics, computer hardware, Local Area Networks (LAN) understanding the function of data links or the communication/guidance system between vehicle and control interfaces (line of sight), and within UAS. Additionally, students will learn how to properly plan and execute flight operations. Courses are designed to create a skilled sUAS Field Service Technician with a broad understanding of commonly used UAS platforms at the functional level, an in-depth understanding of the components of those systems and the knowledge necessary to conduct safe and efficient flight operations.

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Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
AVIA 1011 Basic Electricity 5
CPTR 1132 Microcomputer Maintenance 3
CRLT 2103 Job Seeking/Keeping 1
ETAS 1560 Robotic Programming I 2
ETAS 2220 Microcontrollers I 4
ETAS 2221 Sensor Technology 4
ETAS 2230 Motor Controls 3
GINT 2403 GIS Interoperability 3
IMAG 1101 Remote Sensing 3
IMAG 1103 Imagery Software/Mapping 4
UAST 2110 Foundations of UAS 3
UAST 2180 sUAS Ground School 3
UAST 2190 sUAS Lab 3
ENGL 1111 Composition I 3
ENGL 1112 Composition II 3
ENGL 2207 Technical Writing 3
MATH 2203 Statistics 4
  MN Transfer Curriculum Electives 6

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